Miller – In Assen, Jack Miller lived an exciting and memorable weekend. The Australian rider won his first GP in the premier class. Now he has the confidence of Honda factory. The Japanese brand brought the Australian from the Moto 3 to the Moto GP directly.
Miller was the first driver satellite to win a Moto GP race since 2006. He also was the first Australian to triumph after 2012. Casey Stoner was the last Aussie to win a Moto GP race. At Phillip Island, in Australia. So, Miller joins the list of the other 11 drivers. They represented the Australia on the top step of the Moto GP’s podium.
Miller: It’s Not Only Luck
Mick Doohan is probably the best known world champion in Australia. Doohan collects more than 50 victories in 10 seasons in the 500cc class. So, he won five consecutive titles.
Casey Stoner is the only Australian to have won two titles in Moto GP with two different brands. Stoner won 38 races between Ducati and Honda. However, he retired at the end of the 2012 season. Only 27 years old. Wayne Gardner drove the 500cc motorcycle when it was most difficult to manage. Seven of his 18 victories came into the season in 1987. The year of his world title. He represents the Australia in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
With a victory like Miller there are other great champions. The only Moto GP’s victory for Vermeulen came in the wet, at Le Mans, in 2007. The triumph of Troy Bayliss in Valencia, in 2006, was memorable for Ducati. The three-time world champion SBK won an amazing race. Because he competed as a substitute of Sete Gibernau.
Kavanagh was the first Australian to win in 1953. So, now we’ll see if Jack Miller will be able to approach the Aussie great champions of the Moto GP.
Source: Red Bull Blog